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News From Around the Web: Feb. 10 Edition

February 10th, 2014

(Photo: AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File)

In today’s news, Missouri draft prospect  comes out and could be the NFL’s first openly gay player; the Senate Judiciary Committee approves nomination of Debo Adegbile for Justice Department position; and, with a new law, Nigeria seeks to “sanitize” itself of gays.

NFL’s first openly gay player? Missouri draft prospect comes out. [LA Times]

Senate panel approves nomination of Debo Adegbile to Justice Dept. post. [BET]

Insect bone virus advances through Eastern Caribbean. [Jamaica Gleaner]

Mariah Carey, Tamar Braxton, Jennifer Hudson perform at BET Honors. [The Boombox]

New Jersey paper: We “blew” it with Chris Christie endorsement in 2013. [CBS]

White Florida man said “I hate thug music” before shooting Black teen. [Gawker]

Flu affecting mostly young, obese adults this year. [Press Telegram]

Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart shares blame in shoving incident. [Mercury News]

Violence could force out Central African Republic Muslims. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 7 Edition

January 7th, 2014

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In today’s news, severe winter weather unleashes record cold temperatures; the Senate confirms Janet Yellen as first woman to lead the Fed; and a judge ruled that Chicago’s ban on gun sales is unconstitutional.

Winter weather whiplash comes to much of the country. [NY Times]

Senate confirms Janet Yellen as first female Fed Chair. [CNN]

Judge rules Chicago ban on gun sales is unconstitutional. [Reuters]

One teen released from prison in Steubenville rape case. [NBC]

Winston leads top-ranked Florida State over Auburn. [ABC]

Saturday Night Live hired Black female cast member. [NY Times]

Stevie Wonder and Daft Punk to perform together at Grammys. [USA Today]

Gunmen kill 30 people in Nigerian village, official says. [Guardian]

Jahi McMath, brain-dead, is moved to undisclosed care facility. [San Jose Mercury News]

Senegal seizes Russian vessel accused of illegal fishing. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: July 1 Edition

July 1st, 2013

 (Photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo)

(Photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo)

In today’s news, President Obama and his family visited the former cell of Nelson Mandela in South Africa’s Robben Island; Egyptians, angered with the leadership of their president, are protesting in the streets in large numbers; and Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York, says minorities are stopped too infrequently by police.

In South Africa, the Obamas visit Nelson Mandela’s former prison cell on Robben Island. [Boston Globe]

Millions of Egyptians take to the streets seeking Morsi’s ouster. [NY Times]

NYC mayor says minorities are stopped “too little” by police. [BET]

U.S. Supreme Court denies motion to halt gay marriages. [CNN]

In Texas, abortion battle is set to resume. [LA Times]

How much of a role have race and racism played in George Zimmerman’s trial? [Orlando Sentinel]

Free agency in basketball is highlighted with courtship of Dwight Howard. [Bloomberg]

Sarah Palin floats the idea of leaving Republican Party. [NY Daily News]

Martial arts actor Jim Kelly, known for Enter the Dragon, dies.  [CNN]

Senegal arrests former president of Chad. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: June 27 Edition

June 27th, 2013

(Photo: Mathew Sumner/AP Photo)

(Photo: Mathew Sumner/AP Photo)

In today’s top news, the United States Supreme Court bolstered gay marriage with landmark rulings in two cases; a witness who spoke with Trayvon Martin on the night he died said the teenager was concerned about being followed by George Zimmerman; and President Obama began a trip that will take him to Africa.

Supreme Court bolsters gay marriage with two rulings. [NY Times]

Trayvon Martin was concerned about being followed, friend testifies. [BET]

Obama begins trip to several countries in Africa. [BET]

South African president cancels trip due to Mandela’s health. [BBC]

Egypt’s President Morsi warns of effects of political divisions. [Financial Times]

Detroit manager halts councilman’s salary amid accusations of misdeeds. [Free Press]

Anthony Weiner surges to lead in Democratic mayoral race. [WNBC]

Paula Deen’s day starts in tears and doesn’t improve. [Houston Chronicle]

Larry Bird returns to Indiana Pacers after year off. [Indianapolis Star]

Brain scans suggest food addiction might be real. [WebMD]

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News From Around the Web: June 24 Edition

June 24th, 2013

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In today’s news, Nelson Mandela is reported to be in critical condition; the judge in the Zimmerman trial has barred testimony by the prosecution’s audio experts in the 911 call; and President Obama and former President George W. Bush are headed to Africa on separate trips.

Nelson Mandela in critical condition. [Mail & Guardian]

Judge in Zimmerman trial forbids expert testimony on 911 call. [Florida Today]

Obama and Bush, separately, head to Africa soon. [USA Today]

Slurs against Italy’s first Black national official spur debate on racism. [NY Times]

Celtics’ coach Doc Rivers set to depart to Clippers. [Boston Globe]

Hundreds protest Texas abortion restrictions. [USA Today]

Egypt’s army to step in if anti-Morsi rallies become violent. [Guardian]

Food Network will not renew Paula Deen’s contract. [BET]

Facebook is developing a Flipboard-like reading app.  [Vator News]

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News From Around the Web: June 3 Edition

June 3rd, 2013

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In today’s news, President Obama criticized a Republican student loan plan as being unfair and poorly conceived; there will be an unusually large number of films by or focused on African-Americans this year; and George Zimmerman’s attorney has backed off accusations that a video featured Trayvon Martin fighting.

Obama rips GOP student loan plan as “not fair” and “not smart.” [BET]

This promises to be a banner year for African-American films. [NY Times]

George Zimmerman’s attorney backtracks on alleged Trayvon Martin video. [Orlando Sentinel]

Three storm chasers among those killed in Oklahoma. [LA Times]

FDA looks to reconsider restrictions on diabetes drug. [NY Times]

GOP lawmakers criticize Eric Holder over leak probes. [LA Times]

Pacers frustrate LeBron James, Heat to force Game 7. [USA Today]

Man born in Senegal vies to be Germany’s first Black parliament member. [NY Times]

FAMU hazing defendant says he protected the victim. [BET]

Ethiopian protesters take to the streets. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: May 22 Edition

May 22nd, 2013

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(Photo: Stringer/Getty Images)

In today’s news, President Obama plans to visit Africa in June, focusing on Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania; several looters were arrested in an Oklahoma City suburb in the aftermath of the deadly tornado; and Eric Garcetti is elected mayor of Los Angeles by a wide margin.

Obama to tour Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania in June. [BBC]

Looters arrested in tornado devastated area. [NY Daily News]

Eric Garcetti is elected mayor of Los Angeles by a wide margin. [LA Times]

After sexting scandal, Anthony Weiner announces campaign for New York City mayor. [NY Times]

Two dozen people arrested in protest over Chicago school closures. [BET]

African-Americans more financially confident, but underserved. [CNN]

Tiger Woods gets apology over fried chicken remark. [Fox]

Existing home sales highest in almost three-and-a-half years. [Reuters]

World Bank offers $1 billion to Africa Great Lakes. [Al Jazeera]

Robin Roberts is planning to write a memoir. [USA Today]

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News From Around the Web: April 16 Edition

April 16th, 2013

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In today’s top news, the bombings at the Boston Marathon dominated the headlines; North Korea continued to issue provocative threats, saying it would attack South Korea without notice; and the first Black woman in the House of Commons has criticized the level of pomp at Margaret Thatcher’s funeral.

Three people were killed and more than 130 others were injured by two explosions at the Boston Marathon in what the White House has called an act of terrorism. [BET]

Boston hospitals, known for their research and innovations, faced a scene more like a war zone after the marathon. [Boston.com]

North Korea vowed “sledge-hammer blows” against South Korea, saying attacks will start “without notice.” [Daily Mail]

The pomp of the funeral services of Margaret Thatcher has been criticized by Diane Abbott, the first Black woman to be elected to the House of Commons. [The Guardian]

In a sign of the changing media landscape, reporters at Inside Climate News, a small nonprofit in Brooklyn, won a Pulitzer Prize. [Brooklyn Eagle]

The press is now descending on the case of a Philadelphia doctor on trial for performing late-term abortions and for the death of a pregnant woman. [NYTimes]

The police officer fired for possessing shooting targets resembling Trayvon Martin said they were meant as training aids for “no-shoot” situations. [KTLA]

Africa is a ripe market for the internet and technology, according to a top internet executive on the continent. [BET]

The son of former Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade was arrested on suspicion of corruption. [BBC]

The only abortion clinic in Mississippi gets a reprieve from closing thanks to a federal judge. [AP]

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News From Around the Web: Aug. 29 Edition

August 29th, 2012


In today’s top news, Hurricane Isaac bears down on New Orleans on the seven-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, two RNC attendees threw nuts at a Black camerawoman and called her an “animal,” and protesters try to arrest Condoleezza Rice at an RNC event.

Hurricane Isaac bears down on New Orleans on the seven-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. [Reuters]

Two attendees at the Republican National Convention threw nuts at a Black camerawoman and called her an “animal.” [BET]

Protesters try to arrest Condoleezza Rice at an RNC event. [Politico]

Amber Rose is reportedly pregnant by fiancé Wiz Khalifa. [BET]

Angela Bassett will star alongside Mary J. Blige in biopic Betty and Coretta. [BET]

Senegal suffers severe floods. [BBC]

A grenade attack in the Kenyan city of Mombasa kills 3, wounds 11. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: March 20 Edition

March 20th, 2012

In today’s top news, the federal government has decided to launch an investigation into the death of Trayvon Martin, new, negative details emerge about Robert Bales, the staff sergeant accused of massacring Afghan civilians, and Beyoncé is planning her first post-baby concert in Atlantic City.

The federal government has decided to launch an investigation into the death of Trayvon Martin. [BET]

New, negative details emerge about Robert Bales, the staff sergeant accused of massacring Afghan civilians. [ABC]

Beyoncé is planning for her first post-baby concert in Atlantic City. [BET]

Jaleel White to join Dancing With the Stars. [BET]

Nicki Minaj to become the face of a new Pepsi beverage. [Forbes]

Study shows “meth babies” have similar behavior to “crack babies.” [AP]

Black Chicago fire recruits from 1995 finally join the department. [Sun-Times]

Rick Santorum tells a crowd the unemployment rate “doesn’t matter” to him. [NBC]

Report: States do a poor job of guarding against corruption. [CNN]

Senegalese superstar Youssou Ndour launches his presidential campaign. [AFP]

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